Despite uptight parents who think she’s teaching their kids a double-sided dildo instructional class instead of reading a book as part of the Read Across America program, Sasha Grey released a statement today saying she will continue to tackle child illiteracy the way she did cocks in Butt Sex Bonanza. In case you don’t get the comparison, that means she’s pretty serious. TMZ reports:
Porn legend Sasha Grey says she will NOT back out of a national elementary school reading program — despite pressure from parents — claiming she will “not live in fear” of her XXX past. TMZ broke the story … Grey — who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her role in “Throat: A Cautionary Tale” — participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA last week. Afterward, the school received complaints for letting Grey around the kids. For the record, Grey has been out of the adult business for 2 years. Now, Sasha has released a statement … saying, “I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent.” She adds, “I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.” “I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”
I realize this is going to make me sound like a Sasha Grey fan, but her band aTelecine is pretty kick ass and Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (her first ever feature film role) was fucking great. Also, she makes a good point. 1st graders can barely read. She can. If she wants to offer her time to help them learn to read, then shut the hell up about it. If anybody shouldn’t be allowed to read to kids it’s George Bush. We all know what happened the last time he did. The terrorists attacked us. Never forget.